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Check Your Batteries Day
|edHelper's suggested reading level:||grades 3 to 4|
|Flesch-Kincaid grade level:||3.3|
Worn Out Batteries
By Phyllis Naegeli
1 "I need new batteries for my video game," Brandon said, making a beeline for the display.
2 Mom raised her eyebrows and tried to maneuver the cart into the tight area. "Again?"
3 "Yeah. I couldn't get it to work on the way to school today."
4 "Do you know what size batteries you need?"
5 "They are double As," said Brandon, picking up a package of eight batteries.
6 Mom walked over to the display. At the top of the display was a sign that read, "April 3rd is CHECK YOUR BATTERIES DAY." "Hmm," said Mom. "That's today!"
7 A store clerk walked over to Mom and Brandon. "Can I help you find something?"
8 "I think we found what we need," said Mom. "I just need to remember what other types of batteries I might need."
9 "Well, let me know if I can help you," said the clerk. Then he turned and left.
10 "Why do you need other batteries?" asked Brandon.
11 Mom pointed to the sign on the display. "Here's a list of items that we should check to be sure the batteries work," said Mom.
12 "Flashlights, smoke detectors, answering machines," read Brandon.
13 "We need to check the batteries in most of these things," said Mom. "It's been quite some time since we have replaced them."
14 "Why do we need to check them?" asked Brandon. "I think all of those things you mentioned are working okay."
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